Sunday, February 22, 2015

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics

It's Gametime! The Lakers starters are Carlos Boozer, Ryan Kelly, Jordan Clarkson, Wayne Ellington, and Robert Sacre. The game started off pretty bland. It makes me realize why some of my other priorities came before writing "The Scoop" the past two games. The Celtics are showing some pretty good ball movement. I wish I could say the same for the Lakers. Ronnie Price showing some good defense in this first quarter. But mostly, I'm seeing some bad defense from these Lakers. Heading into the second quarter and Wesley Johnson hits one right at the buzzer. The Lakers are down by three. 

Would love to see Nick Young as a starter. I really don't understand why he's not starting. The game is staying pretty close in this first half. I'm surprised Isaiah Thomas isn't getting more minutes on the floor. The Lakers and the Celtics are tied at 50 with two minutes left in the half. Ed Davis is leading the Lakers with 5 rebounds. The Lakers have a whopping 11 turnovers in this first half. Carlos Boozer gets a nice three point opportunity but misses the free throw. We're going into halftime with a score of 58–56 Celtics. 

Carlos Boozer already has four fouls and is about to sit down. Clarkson is 3/4 tonight so far and has 7 points. The Lakers now have 13 turnovers as Jordan Hill loses the ball. I would love to say that I have a great love for Jordan Clarkson because I see his potential. But in reality, he stably shows a great lack of enthusiasm and passion for the game of basketball. True, that maybe a harsh statement, but that's my humble, little opinion. Where's his fire?! Actually, there's not much passion in any of these Lakers right now. Are they just going through the motions, trying to get a good pick?! I mean, come on! Look at these stats! Where's the defense?! Neither team is playing all that well. If you work hard to get a foul, then you've got to knock down the free throws and the Lakers just aren't doing a good job of making that happen. Ed Davis is one who could work on that. Wesley Johnson is playing pretty well at the end of this third quarter. The Celtics have 8 turnovers now. The Lakers have a five point deficit, heading into the fourth quarter. 

Marcus Smart picks up his third personal foul. Wesley Johnson just hit a three pointer. Good for him! Nick Young just made a nice shot. I'd love to see more of that swag. The game is staying close throughout most of this fourth quarter. There are five Celtics in double figures and four Lakers in double figures. Isaiah Thomas just got kicked out of the game during his Boston debut. Good one Isaiah! Go wash your mouth out with some Lakers Staples Center soap. Jeremy Lin is on fire right now. That a boy! Wesley Johnson helping him out. It's a close game but Lakers are in the lead and the game is getting exciting. Both teams are getting a little more aggressive. During these last few minutes of the game, we're getting a little taste of the old school rivalry between these two teams. Swaggy P helping out with a nice shot. He has 11 points in this fourth quarter. The Lakers have a nine point lead with 1:25 still on the board. The score is 106-103 Lakers, and Avery Bradley knocks one down and ties the game. We're going into OT!

Boozer knocks down a mid-range, jump shot and the Lakers are up by four. Wesley Johnson hits one down right after, and the Lakers are starting to celebrate. Nick Young has a nice block against Evan Turner. That was such an important play from Young. He gets the ball, but the Celtics quickly get it back, with a three point opportunity, and they get their shot. Boozer makes a driving layup with 1:01 to go in the game. Evan Turner makes an easy layup. Jeremy Lin gets a nice three pointer, making it his season high. Wayne Ellington is heading to the free-throw line for the first time tonight. The Lakers break their seven game losing streak and take the win against the Celtics with a final score of 118-111. Tonight was a good night. 

Nick Young had 19 points and 1 assist. Wesley Johnson had 22 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists. Jeremy Lin had 25 points and 6 assists. Jordan Hill had 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 1 assist. #WorthMissingTheOscars #GoLakers

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